Patents Represented by Law Firm Balogh, Osann, Kramer, Dvorak, Genova & Traub
  • Patent number: 5039843
    Abstract: A safety cutout device for electric loads, particularly for use in pressing irons and portable heating apparatus, has a temperature switch, such as a bimetallic switch, which is adapted to be connected in series with the electric load. An electrical component adapted to be connected in parallel with the load and having an open and a closed switching state, and being normally open, is connected in series with a resistor adapted to be connected in parallel with the load and arranged in heat transfer relationship with the temperature switch and for heating the temperature switch to its operating temperature to open the switch. A further resistor, which continuously bridges and heats the temperature switch to an extent sufficient to maintain the temperature switch in its actuated open position, is connected in parallel with the temperature switch and adapted to be connected in series with the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1991
    Assignee: Limitor AG
    Inventor: Manfred K. Muller
  • Patent number: 4991279
    Abstract: A clamp for a fuel injection nozzle of an internal combustion engine includes a beam element which is forked at one end for engagement with surfaces on the nozzle and at its other end engages a reaction member. Intermediate its ends the beam element is apertured to receive a threaded member engaged with the cylinder head of the engine whereby the nozzle is clamped in a bore in the cylinder head. The beam element is formed from strip material and is dimensioned so that the force which can be applied to the nozzle is limited by the elastic deformation of the beam element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1991
    Assignee: Lucas Industries Public Limited Company
    Inventor: David J. Gaskell
  • Patent number: 4964424
    Abstract: This invention relates to a pneumatic valve assembly for controlling a compressed air stream in response to a non-contacting actuation. It is desired to provide such a valve assembly which is adapted to control high working pressures without an intermediate amplifier. This is accomplished in that a pivoted one-armed or double-armed lever is provided with a permanent magnet on one side or on each of both sides of its pivotal axis and via a ferromagnetic or magnetic actuating member which is moved into the proximity of the permanent magnet or magnets and via a plunger causes a pilot orifice to be opened or closed, which orifice is adapted to be flown through by a pilot air stream for actuating a pilot piston for moving a valve piston to positions in which the valve is opened or closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1990
    Assignee: Hengstler GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Helbig, Karl Trittler
  • Patent number: 4952253
    Abstract: A grain-oriented silicon steel sheet having a low iron loss, due to the subdividing effect of magnetic domain wall spacing, free from deterioration due to the stress-relief annealing, can be obtained by forming on its surface a forsterite film locally having regions, which have a thickness different from that of the remaining regions in the film, or locally having filmless regions which do not coat the steel sheet surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Assignee: Kawasaki Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Ujihiro Nishiike, Michiro Komatsubara, Yoshiaki Iida, Isao Matoba
  • Patent number: 4949606
    Abstract: An apparatus for severing data-bearing tapes which are dispensed by a machine, which apparatus comprises an electric motor for driving a double-edged helical rotary cutter for cooperating with a spring-loaded stationary cutter, comprises an angle-section carrier, which is formed on the outside of one leg of said carrier with a concave recess extending along said one leg and receiving said rotary cutter, whereas the second leg of the carrier constitutes a bottom for mounting the motor, which is disposed in the spaced defined between the two legs, and the carrier is adapted to be cut to a length which matches the width of the tape to be severed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1990
    Assignee: Hengstler GmbH
    Inventor: Horst Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 4949478
    Abstract: An arrangement for a process plant which provides heat treatment of strip-shaped products, such as a paper web, the arrangement including a plurality of lamps operating with infra-red radiation. Channel means are provided for conducting a supply of air or some other heat treatment medium and directed against the strip undergoing the processing by means of a heat treatment ramp positioned adjacent the strip. The air or some other suitable heat treatment medium is directed and supplied to flow essentially parallel to the strip of the product. The apparatus for supplying the air directs the air parallel to the product being dried, in order to avoid blowing through the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1990
    Assignee: Impact Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Jurgen Socha
  • Patent number: 4949778
    Abstract: In an immersion nozzle for continuous casting, at least one portion of reduced a sectional area of passage for molten metal is formed near to the bottom of the nozzle and plural discharge ports symmetrically arranged with respect to the axis of the nozzle are arranged above and below the reduced sectional area portion in the longitudinal direction of the nozzle. Further, molten metal is continuously cast by using the above immersion nozzle together with a static magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1990
    Assignee: Kawasaki Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Saito, Tsutomu Nozaki, Yukio Oguchi, Kenichi Sorimachi, Hakaru Nakato, Haruji Okuda, Koji Hosotani, Katsuo Kinoshita, Kenji Murata
  • Patent number: 4949632
    Abstract: A circuit permits of monitoring the temperature and the color of coffee in the drums of roasting equipment, and controlling the flow of hot air with dampers operated in pairs by respective stepping motors. The dampers are moved through a succession of proportioning positions in a definite sequence of two stages; an initial, continuous movement that approximates to the thermal transition required, followed by a series of discrete steps producing a fine adjustment; thus it becomes possible to ensure that the set pre-roast and roast temperatures are reached in the drums at the prescribed moment in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1990
    Assignee: Officine Vittoria S.p.A.
    Inventor: Pier Cesare Camerini Porzi
  • Patent number: 4949366
    Abstract: A device for the X-ray examination of motor vehicle tires comprises a conveyor for conveying the tires into, and out of, an X-ray examination device, in which the tires are held in examination positions, are set in rotation and are penetrated by X-rays from within outwards thereof by means of an X-ray tube arrangement, having an X-ray receiver for observing the tire regions which have been penetrated by the X-rays, and a monitor apparatus for optical representation and evaluation of the penetrated tire regions. For improved output of examined tires the X-ray examination device comprises at least two X-ray examination units laterally adjacent to the conveyor. The X-ray receiver is constructed so as to be capable of being moved alternately from one examination unit to the other examination unit, for examination of a tire in one examination unit, while at the same time an examined tire is unloaded from the other examination unit and a fresh tire is loaded thereinto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Assignee: Collmann GmbH & Co. Spezialmaschinenbau KG
    Inventor: Wilhelm Collmann
  • Patent number: 4947834
    Abstract: A device is disclosed which comprises at least one sleeve having a number of chambers. The sleeve may be placed around the patient's extremity which is to be treated, and the chambers can be inflated and deflated by means of valves. To accomplish an optimum treatment of the patient and an uncomplicated construction of the device, all the valves are connected in series and arranged to be operated successively in cascade-fashion via common feed and control pipes which are connected only to the first valve, whilst downstream each pair of mutually adjacent valves are interconnected via sections of feed and control pipes. In each valve a valve member such as a diaphragm separates a supply volume of the valve, which is in constant communication with an infeeding feed pipe section and with the assoicated chamber, from a valve control volume which is in constant communication with the control pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Assignee: Beiersdorf AG
    Inventors: Holger Kartheus, Hanns Pietsch, Andreas Hogrefe, Harald Bargsten, Berndt Voss, Vignir Arnason
  • Patent number: 4945975
    Abstract: A method of oscillating a mold of a vertical continuous caster of the type having a pair of longer side frames and a pair of shorter side frames. The mold is oscillated vertically during the casting. A pair of mold walls, e.g., the longer side frames, are moved towards and away from the cast metal in synchronization with a vertical oscillation of the mold, so as to control the condition for supplying a mold powder into the gap between the mold walls and the cast metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Assignee: Kawasaki Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Sorimachi, Hirokazu Tozawa, Tetsuya Fujii, Seiji Itoyama, Yuji Miki
  • Patent number: 4946528
    Abstract: An improved method for producing a protective-coated steel pipe in a construction work site by spirally winding and melt-bonding a belt-like thermoplastic synthetic resin sheet around the outer peripheral surface of a steel pipe, for use as a construction member in corrosive circumstances, the method provides a winding step winding the sheet around the outer peripheral surface of the steel pipe while contacting adjacent side end faces of the sheet in a face-to-face relation to each other and a bonding step of heat melt-bonding the adjacent sheet portions to each other in the contacted state of the respective side end faces while pressing both sheet portions together by a pressing means when they begin to melt. Also disclosed is an equipment used for practicing the said method. According to these method and equipment, the resin of the sheet comes into completely close contact with the steel pipe so the corrosion resistance of the pipe is improved remarkably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Assignee: Kawasaki Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Takahashi, Toyokazu Sakaki
  • Patent number: 4939919
    Abstract: The roll forming machine consists in a succession of stands (1), each carrying at least two parallel forming rolls (12, 13) carried by shafts (48, 49) journaled on either side to a pair of uprights (16, 17) anchored permanently to a base (2) that can be clamped to and separated from the fixed bed (3) of the machine; the rolls (12, 13) of each stand are driven by way of respective p.t.o. shafts (32, 33) mounted to a further fixed upright (27) and carried in journal blocks (34, 35) of which at least one associates with the upright on a floating fit that will allow a margin of transverse movement in relation to the axis of rotation. Self-aligning couplings (38, 39) are used to connect the roll shafts (48, 49) with the p.t.o. shafts (32, 33).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Assignee: OTO MILLS S.p.A.
    Inventor: Aleardo Chezzi
  • Patent number: 4938975
    Abstract: A method of preparing a food product, such as a pizza, supported on a handle held by a diner while being eaten. Pizza dough is prepared and then rolled out into sheets of dough which are cut into rectangular-shaped pieces. A handle with a disc is laid within one longitudinal margin of the piece. Two longitudinal margins and one transverse margin are moistened to develop adhesiveness. The central portion of the piece is filled with a food filler abutting the disc. The unmoistened margin is lapped over the food filler to form a generally cylindrical pouch. The transverse moistened margin is lapped over the unmoistened margin to form a seal. The upper longitudinal margin is crimped together to seal the pouch at the top, and the lower longitudinal margin is crimped against the disc and the handle to provide good support of the food product on the handle. Thereafter, the formed food product is heated for a predetermined time to form an edible pizza.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Inventor: Roland Waller
  • Patent number: 4937798
    Abstract: In an elapsed-time meter, which comprises indicating digit wheels, which are mounted in a housing and operable by an electric motor via an interposed transmission, the rotor of the drive motor is rotatably mounted at one end in a partition contained in the housing and at the other end in a mounting plate, which on the side that is remote from the partition carries the transmission and which is integrally formed with resilient lugs, which cooperate with detent noses carried by the partition to detachably fix the mounting plate in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Assignee: Hengstler GmbH
    Inventor: Hubert Zepf
  • Patent number: 4936089
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a gas turbine system which is supplied with a low-pressure industrial by-product gas as a fuel and equipped coaxially with a gas compressor for compressing the fuel gas, the system providing a bypass pipeline for returning the gas in a high-pressure gas piping on the discharge side of the fuel gas compressor into a low-pressure gas piping on the inlet side of the compressor through a pressure reducing valve and a cooler, and an emergency gas pressure stabilizer having high responsive characteristics, the stabilizer being provided in the bypass pipeline on the outlet side of the cooler, whereby the high-pressure fuel gas on the discharge side of the fuel gas compressor can be returned safely into a low-pressure industrial by-product gas pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Assignees: Kawasaki Steel Corporation, Mitsubishi Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shigeru Komiyama, Katsunori Yoshida, Yoshiaki Tsukuda, Eiji Akita, Kenji Imamura
  • Patent number: 4936755
    Abstract: A rotary distributor fuel pumping apparatus for supplying fuel to an internal combustion engine has a pair of pumping plungers housed in a diametrical bore formed in the distributor member. The plungers at a predetermined position during their inward movement open a spill path to terminate delivery of fuel through an outlet. The one plunger defines a plunger bore and the other plunger has an integral piston slidable therein. The piston has a relieved portion adjacent the other plunger which with the wall of the plunger bore forms a flow path from the pumping chamber the flow path communicating with a port at a predetermined position during the inward movement. The pumping chamber is of annular form and is defined between the plungers and the wall of the bore in the distributor member and the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Assignee: Lucas Industries Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Godfrey Greeves, Kenneth M. Harris
  • Patent number: 4930996
    Abstract: An immersion pump assembly comprises a pump and a wet-rotor motor driving the pump. The motor and the pump have a common shaft which is closable and hollow and which is partly filled with a fluid, for dispersal of waste heat from the rotor chamber of the motor into a heat sink provided by the liquid to be conveyed by means of the pump. The shaft together with the fluid constitutes a rotating heat pipe system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1990
    Assignee: Grundfos International a/s
    Inventors: Niels D. Jensen, Jorgen Christensen
  • Patent number: 4930926
    Abstract: A binder for attaching separate leaves together in a non-permanent fashion. The binder comprises a scarfing section, a clamping section, and tenons. Each binder is attachable to additional binders such that the number of leaves held together by the device is adjustable, and is virtually unlimited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1990
    Inventor: Roan Kuang-Wen
  • Patent number: D310562
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1990
    Assignee: Itronic Process AB
    Inventor: Jurgen Socha